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More tests reveal 'horsemeat'

Several Welsh councils have withdrawn certain beef products from use in schools and care homes after a sample of frozen mince from an approved Newport-based supplier reportedly tested positive for horsemeat.

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Aberystwyth business raided in horse meat investigation

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) says it has raided two meat businesses in the UK today, including one in Aberystwyth, as part of an investigation into horse meat being missold as beef.

The FSA and police raided the Peter Boddy Licensed Slaughterhouse, Todmorden, West Yorkshire, which is suspected of supplying horse carcasses to Farmbox Meats Ltd, Llandre, Aberystwyth.

The Agency and the police are looking into the circumstances through which meat products, purporting to be beef for kebabs and burgers, were sold when they were in fact horse.

The FSA has suspended operations at both these plants. Both West Yorkshire and Dyfed-Powys police have entered the premises with the FSA. The FSA has detained all meat found and seized paperwork, including customer lists from the two companies.

– Food Standards Agency

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